'Absolute bomb': Boxing world erupts over monster knockout

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Gervonta Davis punching and knocking out Rolly Romero (pictured right).
Gervonta Davis knocked out Rolly Romero (pictured right) in their boxing bout. (Images: Twitter)

The boxing world has erupted after Gervonta 'Tank' Davis delivered a stunning sixth round knockout in his lightweight bout against Rolly Romero.

Davis and Romero entered the ring after a week of antics, which included some ugly words traded between the pair.

AWFUL: Undefeated boxer dies after collapsing in ring

'HE KNOWS': New light shed on Paul Gallen's future in boxing

Romero started strongly and had Davis moving around in the first few rounds as he tried to enforce his size on Tank.

However, the momentum all came crashing down when Davis landed a huge left hand on Romero in the final moments of round six.

Romero was able to get to his feet, but was clearly dazed as the referee called the fight off.

Social media lit up after the blockbuster knockout.

Gervonta Davis keeping an eye on George Kambosos

Up until the big left counter, Romero was certainly in the fight .

Ron McNair had Davis 49-46 and Robin Taylor had him 48-47.

Kevin Morgan had it 48-47 for Romero.

Davis took his knockout record to 25 in 27 wins.

“The crazy thing is, I didn’t throw it hard,” Davis said after the fight.

Gervonta Davis (pictured) poses with the belt after knocking out Rolando Romero.
Gervonta Davis (pictured) poses with the belt after knocking out Rolando Romero with a left hook in the sixth round during their fight for Davis' WBA World lightweight title at Barclays Center on May 28, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

“I just threw it and he ran right into it. I didn’t throw it that hard.”

Davis is in a prime position to fight the winner of George Kambosos and Devin Haney when the pair square-off for the belts in the lightweight division next week.

Kambosos caused the boxing upset of the year in 2021 when he defeated Teofimo Lopez in Brooklyn to take home the WBO, WBA and IBF belts.

Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) owns the WBC lightweight title while Kambosos is the WBC's franchise champion.

Click here to sign up to our newsletter for all the latest and breaking stories from Australia and around the world.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting